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>> welcome to al jazeera america. >> stories that impact the world, affect the nation and touch your life. >> i'm back. i'm not going anywhere this time. >> only on al jazeera america. >> hi everyone, this is al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton in new york. let's get you caught up on the top stories this hour. pakistan's busiest international airport under attack by gun men with armed grenades. 22 are dead. fighting continues in karachi. two police officers are ambushed, a bystander is killed. a former head of egypt is the military president. his calls for unity don't
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include everyone. >> pope francis brings together the israeli and palestinian presidents together at the vatican. tonight - pakistan's busiest airport is under siege. 22 people are dead, including 10 attackers. more than a dozen others have been wounded. the assault targeted the airport in karachi. officials say all flights into karachi have been diverted and major airports are on high alert. we have this report. this is pakistan's busiest airport in its busiest city. not a single flight has taken off or landed as gunman stormed a terminal. the attackers were able to get on to the tarmac where a large
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fire was seen burning. witnesses heard loud explosions and gunfire. the army has been called in to help secure the area. >> all flights have been cancelled for the next 24 hours. they are not letting us out of the airport. karachi is the capital, and there'll be major questions asked about how attackers breached security. it's used to violence, where sectarian ethnic and political violence is a near daily occurrence. security has been ramped up at airports and military installations. security is tight on the whole. pakistan was accused of not securing airports. domestic airports are on high alert.
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they will be. >> reporter: no one claimed responsibility for the latest attack, but it comes at a time when the pakistani taliban is divided. we are getting details on a shooting in los angeles. two police officers were among three killed in an ambush attack. it happened around 11:20 near a wal-mart store. a man and a woman opened fire on two police officers having lunch at a pizza parlour, one returned fire. the suspects crossed the road and went into a wall mart store. they shot and killed a person near the front door. officers responded in exchange to gunfire with the suspect if the store. the female shot and killed the male suspect and shot and killed herself. los angeles said one of the suspect yelled "this is a
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revolution", but the sheriff said he doesn't know what led to the shootings. >> my officers were simply having lunch when the shooting started. as i said before, ongoing investigations, many unanswered questions, some of which i'll be able to answer to you today, but i am sure many of them i will not. i say to the community and my officers, it's a tragic day. it's a difficult day. but we still have a community police, and we have a community to protect. we will be out there doing it with our heads held high, but empty innocence in our hearts. it is truly a tragic day in the las vegas valley. the murdered police officers are alan beck and igor saldo.
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the civilians has not yet been identified. >> reporter: with the will of god i -- >> translation: with the will of god i promise the poor and those with low income a better life in the coming four years egypt's new president is plenching to boost the -- pledging to boost the economy and tackle issues. abdul fatah al-sisi was sworn in today. the former army chief was welcomed to the presidential pals with a 21 -- palace with a 21 gun salued. abdul fatah al-sisi took over less than a year since mohamed mursi was overrun. >> reporter: egypt's new president spoke from the garden of his new home, the presidential palace. less than a year before it was occupied by mohamed mursi. the man that led the coup that ousted mohamed mursi is in charge. he used the speech to justify a
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crackdown on the muslim brotherhood. >> there was a slat of civil war. -- threat of civil war, the misuse of religion. as you are seeing, the people are the big losers. in addition there was a bad economic situation. we were in debt here and overseas, and there was high unemployment. now abdul fatah al-sisi says a priority is fighting terrorism. he never named the muslim brotherhood, but in a thinly veiled rmps the new -- reference the new president said there would be no rkon silliation with anyone that adopted violence. >> translation: in order to achieve national dignity, social justice - there'll be reckon sill situation with everyone that sees egypt as his or her nation. those that killed egypt have no place. i say it in a clean cut way. those that killed the innocent
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and the honourable people of egypt have no place on our path abdul fatah al-sisi promised economic reform, improving the investment environment and concentrate on improving the life of the poor. there was a commitment to fighting corruption at all levels, an issue that helped triggure the revolution that brought down hosni mubarak. >> for more on the chption i spoke to a -- challenges facing egypt i spoke to a professor of law, asking what promises abdul fatah al-sisi may make on the economy, one of the biggest problems. >> it depends on a few factors. the first whether he can decrease corruption, particularly amisunderstanding high-level officials and the business elite. collectively these groups. the solicitor at the top, steals
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billions of egyptian pounds from the economy and corruption and black market sales. he'll have to deal with corruption if he wants an economy that redistributes wealth to the 40% that live at or below poverty levels. he'll need to figure out a solution or have a spoiler doing everything it can to destabilize the plans. abdul fatah al-sisi could use the threat of terrorism to justify efforts to express dissent against the deposit. >> al jazeera continues to demand the release of its journalists detained in egypt. three staff accused of supporting the muslim brotherhood have been held for 162 days, on thursday egyptian prosecutors demanded the maximum. palestinian and israeli leaders met to pray in vatican city.
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pope francis invited shimon peres, and mahmoud abbas to the service in a bid to revive hopes for peace in the middle east. nick spicer reports. >> reporter: you can no longer say peace in the molery land hasn't a prayer. they meet the presidents for a meeting and prove as the pope treated that prayer is powerful. >> translation: almighty god and father, we gather here together. we, your children. >> reporter: jewish, christian and muslim leaders read passages from their saked text. pope francis meant the ceremony to though that there was hope.
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>> the israeli prime minister is not here and binyamin netanyahu is the real israeli decision-maker when it comes to peace talks he refuses to recognise the unity government formedly hamas. earlier palestinians came to listen at st. peter's square. ahead of the encounter. >> i'm happy to have heard this meeting and heard the pray for the peace in the middle east, and for the peace for my people, palestine people suffering for 66 years. it is enough. >> reporter: it all ended with a handshake and the planting of an olive tree as a symbol of hope in the future and desire for peace. ukraine's new president met
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russia's ambassador in kiev. petero poroshenko said they should metry day with the aim of stopping the fighting. heavy fighting continued. the city came under shelling today. talks over iran's nuclear programme are set to resume this week. u.s. documents will meet with iranian counterparts in gen. iran and six world powers reached a deal in november. that expires next month. the west accuses rain of trying to build a nuclear weapon, iran says the nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes. getting more details about bowe bergdahl's time as a p ox w. he was freed by the taliban eight days ago. he reportedly said he was tortured during five years of captivity and claims that guards kept him in a gage. he's undergoing treatment at a
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hospital in germany. lawmakers discuss punishment for bowe bergdahl, if it's found me deserted his colleagues. >> i think the department of defense needs to do a thorough investigation. the soldiers are concerned. you jeopardise other soldiers when you walk away from your post. it's a serious matter in the combat zone. it needs to be investigated by the department of defence. the administration trying to change the narrative leaks to the paper about what the deal was and wasn't - none of which was credible. they need to stop all of that. we need a full discussion right now about the policy implications. >> meanwhile the fbi is investigating death threats to parents in idaho. bowe bergdahl received four emails containing specific threats. the first was sent wednesday. the same day a home-coming
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celebration for bowe bergdahl in hailey idaho. in afghanistan the death toll from flash floods troz 8 -- rose to 81. thousands have been left homeless. >> reporter: the only way to get to the flood-affected area is by hypo. from the air all that can be seen of what used to be villages is mud and rock. this valley was once a thriving community. after days of heavy rains, flash floods washed a way the homes and businesses that were here. >> it was a big thunderstorm, it made noise. we ran away. the floodwaters destroyed everything. all the houses are destroyed. >> hamid karzai covered his deepest condoll appses to those affected and promised his government would provide long-term aidful.
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>> every near aid comes to places like this. rarely do we see the scale of disaster. it would likely take years. it came weeks after rains triggered a landslide in an iranian province, burying a village. more than 300 were killed, thousands displaced. the series of natural disasters comes at a tense time for the country. in less than a week voters choose a new president in a run-off. the taliban warned it will disrupt the election with violence, underscoring challenges facing afghanistan's next leader of still ahead - an immigration crisis along the u.s.-mexican border. hundreds of children held in terrible conditions. what is being done about the problem. soccer's governing body under fire. we look at the world cup
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corruption in the sunday segment "the week ahead".
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request in arizona officials are trying to improve conditions at a makeshift shelter after children were sent there after crossing in texas. morgan radford has more. >> reporter: more than 700 unaccompanied minors are being sheltered. homeland security is scrambling to bring in mattress, portable bathrooms and shower facilities. >> if you compare the numbers of last year and this year, it seems to be at the end of this year we'll have tripple that we have in the last year. >> reporter: it's part of a surging of children crossing from mexico. an influx of 48,000 travelling on their own overwhelmed the border patrol. last month immigrants were sent from texas to arizona.
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arizona's governor jan brewer is outraged over dire conditions at the center. she released a statement calling on president obama to scour the southern border with mexico: officials say most of the immigrants come from central america, trying to flee violence and poverty. >> border patrol has been a good partner of the city of nogales, and they work closely with us. now, as a city, we need to help border patrol so they can accomplish their goal in thicking sure that children are taken care of. >> reporter: federal authorities will use the center as a waiting center. the children will be sent to california, texas and oklahoma. as soon as the department of
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human health services finds a place. >> the number of people trying to cross the u.s. mexico boarder has fallen in recent years. the number of children and teenagers crossing has gone up. the u.s. deposit estimates 16,000 unaccompanied children will cross in 2014, up from 6,000 in 2011. the city of nogales is surrounded by a vast and dangerous desert. paul beban brings us the story of a group of young men determined to cross it. >> reporter: a vast, remote and dangerous desert surrounds the city of nogales. a tall steel fence slices through it. over the last month, this teenager and two cousins travelled 2400 miles on foot, by bus and train, to make it here to the mexican side of this border town.
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>> my name is axel. i'm 15. i'm from honduras. >> reporter: axel's home town is one of the most violent cities in the woldful after -- world. after crossing illegally through gata malla and into mexico, he and his cousins climbed atop a notorious train known as "the beast." a dangerous and dusty free ride, 1400 miles all the way to the border in nogales. >> translation: the trip was not easy, we came on the train. when you don't have water or food you get hungry. you are afraid because people tell you someone has found from the train, it can kill you. >> reporter: that night the three cousins tied in a cheap hotel. in the morning they told me why they had to get out of honda
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center. >> the killers go over to your house asking for money. if you don't pay, they kill you. it is horrible. >> border patrol agent knows how hard the last stretch into the u.s. can be, driving 13 miles east where the border gives way to desert. >> they come to the united states looking for a job. >> i want to see my dad and study. the journey didn't get to me. they tell me the hardest part is coming. we'll see if it's hard in a moment. >> the people don't know the criminal element that exists on the border. once ner in the desert -- once they are in the desert, they don't know where to go. >> axel and his cousin plan to print out maps of the desert at an internet cafe and hope for the best.
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>> i can fill this with a big wad of cash. i'll leave here with socks and return flush with dollars. >> we asked if we could follow them when they left. they said the moment was for them, not the cameras. we thought this was the last time we'd see them. >> we are back at the hotel because the guys - we stayed in touch with them, they tried to cross the border. they said they were picked up by a group of narcos who told them that was their territory and they were robbed. the guys are here, holed up in their hotel room. they think someone tipped off the narcos. they are travelling with backpacks. >> we know that those people come up the hill and they weren't supposed to be there. >> reporter: were they armed?
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>> they are armed. >> reporter: the narcos, bandits, whatever they were, took their money, cell phones and killed their spirits. axel was so rattled he was thinking of turning himself in to authorities, hoping they'd send him home. there are more stories. last year al jazeera brought you the story of children with u.s. citizenship who are deported anyway, forced out with undocumented parents leaving the only country they know. jennifer london returned finding out their numbers increased. >> reporter: along a rutted dirt road littered with trash and broken down houses you'll fine a secondary school in tijuana. for 13-year-old emily who used to live in burbank. her now school with concrete walls and bars on the window is as stranges the country she
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calls home. >> i like it over there. it's prettier. i had friends. >> reporter: so did stephy who lived in southern california. >> i didn't know much about it. >> reporter: both girls are u.s. citizens, forced to leave their only country they have known, because their parents were deported back to mexico. >>. >> reporter: in november it was estimated there was 5,000 u.s. born teens living throughout this area. but new data shows there's 10,000 in tijuana alone. and then kids like anna and lucedro born in mexico but living in the united states since babies. >> passing the border you see the difference. trash, the walls are graffiti. we didn't have a house.
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>> schools in mexico struggle with lack of funding, even a lack of space. they are not equipped to handle the needs of thousands of binational students. >> they are subjected to a lot of teasing because they don't speak spanish for dominate the language. this programme, funding by the international community foundation is so critical. three dags a week students like stephanie come to the community center on the outskirts of town. learning spanish, computer skills. lopez is the director of the educational programme. >> they are students with different need. they don't feel part of either place. how do we tell them. >> the key is kepting them in school, away from drugs, away
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from other problems of delinquency. the key is realising they are not alone. >> the programme helped me. i met others like me, they were over there and had to come here. >> i'm learning new stuff, getting used to being here. >> the all-american teens forced to find their way in mexico are the fortunate few. they are receiving help. thousands of others are not so lucky. coming up next on al jazeera - a long line of corruption allegations facing soccer's governing body. as the world cup is set to kick off in brazil, we look at the controversy surrounding the tournament. >> a top secret community shut down over environmental concerns, and the housing community popping up on the site.
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to say i saw him do it, that is the best evidence. >> and sometimes sometimes they don't >> no one is listening to us... george is innocent... >> the system with joe burlinger only on al jazeera america
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welcome back to al jazeera america. here is a look at the top
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stories we are following now. at least 22 are dead after an attack on pakistan's busiest airport. 10 of the dead were attackers. the gun battle broke out at a karachi airport. officials diverted all incoming flights. there has been no claim of responsibility. two police officers and one civilian were killed in a los angeles shopping center. a male and a female suspect opened fire on police officers having lunch at a pizza parlour. the suspects went into a wal-mart store, killing one person and then themselves. egypt's new president promises to improve security and the economy during his four-year term. abdul fatah al-sisi was sworn in, leading the coup that swept mohamed mursi from power less than a year ago. >> it is sunday night and time for our look at the week ahead. tonight we focus on the world
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cup in brazil. 32 soccer teams head it through a 2-year process, and over the next month they'll determine a winner of the trophy. as the tournament approaches f.i.f.a. is facing criticism on all sides. a brazilian fan unable to get tickets to any world cup matches blamed top officials with f.i.f.a., international soccer's governing body. >> translation: f.i.f.a., sepp blatter and other are joking. >> reporter: over-400,000 tourists are expected to flock to brazil to watch what is known as the beautiful game. thousands are protesting the billions spent to host the cup. >> we cannot participate. we can only watch on tv. on the other hand 250,000 families have no home.
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>> of the cups that i covered i never have seen a political atmosphere as in brazil. it's a new generation, they are not taking it. bus fares went up. parents are moved out of favelas, people are being inconvenienced so rich people, tourists, multinationals, f.i.f.a. can come in and have a party at their expense. >> the protest may have overshadowed the world cup, and f.i.f.a. faces questions regarding qatar's winning bid. there has been allegations of vote buying and corruption. many are unhappy with the prospect of playing games. former cole gymist fears sepp platter will not be able to
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repair. he says the allegations are reminiscent of the response to the winning u.s. bids to host the summer olympics in atlanteda and winter olympics in salt late city. >> this is nothing new. in my open country there were allegations of gift buying, faces and jobs, that the ioc delegates knew that sons and deals. the ioc cleaned up the app and the ioc, compared to five is the boy scouts and the girl scouts. despite the controversies, the world cup begins on thursday. after a champion is grounded. questions about the costs and the benefits. rio is slated to host the
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olympics two years from now. the world cup kicks off on thursday, watched by hundreds of millions, and generates billions in revenue. most of the money comes from ticket sales, and broadcast rights. not everyone is happy about brazil hosting the world cup. 10,000 people marched on wednesday to protest the amount of money spent on the games. the government should spend it on education and health care. after reviewed corruption allegations, world cup sponsors call for an investigation into qatar. the company's extreme weather and lack of soccer tradition make it a poor chis. let's continue the conversation. for more on this let's bring in brett, a senior writer at e.s.p.n. and an author of a new book. from brazil's largest city, sao paulo, we are joined by al
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jazeera's correspondent. this is a mess. looking back to 2007, did f.i.f.a. get it right? >> well, there's nothing wrong with taking the big event like the one and olympics to non-traditional environments. i support that. when you do, you have to do your due dill fence. i'm not sure that f.i.f.a. did. you mentioned the extreme weather in june and july when the world cup is traditionally played. they are upwards of 150 degrees farenheit, untenable for an event like this. >> when we break down the costs, they promised a lot. they talk about using private funds. now here we are. $900 million, public funds. >> f.i.f.a. is no stranger to scandal. it's a business of cyclical scandal. one after the other, and it's not answerable to anybody.
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it's not beholden to a government or any constituencies. so these problems and questions will arise. >> which is why we see a number of protests. brazil is spending a bit of money. 14 billion to host the world cup. it plans on using the same infrastructure. that's $3.5 billion that south africa spent four years ago, and more than twice as much as germany. germany had much of its infrastructure in place before winning the bid. we mentioned russia. it estimates it will spend $22 billion to stage the next world cup. by 2022, qatar plans to spend five times as much as the hosts combined. is there any significant benefits to hosting the games? >> in brazil, as you mention
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they are spending a lot of money with stadiums, airports and everything else. they hope to bring in as much as $15 billion from the world cup. now, that's the government estimation. some say it may be a little high or it won't be. the government says they'll bring in money, given how many tourists are coming. there's 3 million brazilian tourists spending money as well. the government says it's not as bad as an investment as it's made out to be. that's what the government's response to that is. of course, is brazil going to make a tonne of money? no. it's a country with the 7th largest economy. $15 billion is not much in the keem of things. there'll be cost offsets to what
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they are spending. >> a large number of brazilians don't want the world cup, they are holding up signs f.i.f.a., go away. when you consider the social ills and issues that they are facing. >> absolutely, no doubt about it. last june during the federations cup there were a million people that went to the streets protesting. the numbers have gone down. they are protesting, we haven't seen the millions from last june. most of the protesters say they are not necessarily against the world cup, but are using it to shake the government and say we need better health care and public transfor takes and schools. they are using it as a means of getting the message out. you'll get a group of brazilians
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wanting nothing to do with it, with pictures saying "go home", but you see people saying "we are not necessarily against the world cup, this is brazil after all, but we are against overspending or corruption in stadium building where we could be building hospitals. it is nuanced. when you look at the allegations of corruption are the companies or businesses getting a sweetheart feel from the government? >> it's all part of the same package. what is happening with the common man there is interesting. the cost of living is rising in brazil because of the prosperity and the world cup, but it's not - the rising tide is not lifting all boats. the people on the bottom are not
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seeing the benefit and that's where a lot of outrage comes. >> do you have concerns about f.i.f.a.? >> undoubtedly. i don't know a fan or anyone interested in the sport who doesn't. f.i.f.a., among the sport bodies have the lowest reputation. because of this constant acquaintance with scanned that will that is brought fourth. why is that. is there no true regulation. >> f.i.f.a. is a charity, and it's not overseen by a government bod oi or behold ep to a constituency. the fans have no say, and it's really a fact of the sports great popularity globally. it traverses different cultures, languages and economies and on
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some levels is ungovernable. the way five operates it's defensive of that. there's a long history of corruption allegations surrounding world cup bids following russia's bid to host the 2018 world cup. there were allegations of corruption. the former president of f.i.f.a. was forced to resign in 1998 after accusations of accepting millions in bribes much the former vice president was accused of taking bribe money from australia for its bid on the 2022 world cup. how is the world responding to allegations coming out of qatar? >> interesting, with greater shock than we have seen before in relation to f.i.f.a. corruption. three of the largest sponsors for f.i.f.a., sony, visa and adeedize for the first time, and
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now are putting pressure on f.i.f.a., that they must look into the allegations appropriately, and there must be a conclusion here. >> why should fans care? do they seem complacent about the corrupt role? >> not here in brazil. i can speak to brazil. not here at all. like what was being said. there is some real sentiment by the brazilian people, all the the way up to the top that f.i.f.a. is heavy-handed. i said a few minutes ago that most brazilians are not against the world cup, it doesn't mean they are not against f.i.f.a. they have been heavy-handed in brazil. i had dinner with the ft of b z braz -- with the president of
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ruse eff and she didn't want to speak about them. she wanted to move on to a different subject. the one is a private party. brazil is hosting it. what a lot of brazilians are not hope about is a lot of f.i.f.a. officials would go abroad, leave and be critical, but come back and say "oh, we have full confidence in you." it will be interesting to see what the officials say on the record. i think they are biting their tongue. there's no love loss between the people and the government. >> should this raise major flags when it comes to the games in brazil. >> i lived in brazil for a couple of years. certainly we know about the beeches and the parties. brazil is a wild place. outside of some of the major
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financial centers down there, life is kind of out of control to a certain degree. when you have major international events, lucrative events that come to an environment like that, necessarily the money - a lot of it - disappears. >> what are you talking about, the favelas, the slum areasful. >> not just that. i lived in a territory 24 hours north of rio, we are talking about all levels of society - from education to problems with drugs and alcohol, to seen pregnancy. a lot of social ills run through all levels of society in brazil. it's not to say that brazil is a bad country. >> the issue of child prostitution. are they equipped to handle security there, for the players
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and the fans. >> brazil will have thousands of officials on the streets. it's more than five times than in germany. brazil is a dangerous country. they think they have security under control. they think they have the forces on the streets, the boots on the ground. but there's a lot of security. there'll be army on the streets, a lot of security. no doubt about it. brazil says they'll be ready for the security. no doubt about it. like your guests said, it's a dangerous country, the government thinks a lot of doomsday scenarios of drug traffickers, kidnapping tourists, the government doesn't thing that will happen. let's norte forget, this is a country hosting carnival. it is a country that never
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hosted anything since 1950, but they are experienced with hosting hundreds of thousands on the streets. looking at brasilia, the capital, the most expensive stadium. i drove out 45 minutes away from the stadium, there's a public hospital where people are waiting days to see a doctor. so this kind of plays into where you see some of the social unrest, people are waiting days to see a doctor, yet 45 minutes away, half an hour away the county is building a $81 million football stadium. a woman says what can i do when my killed is sick, the hospital will not help him. the dichotomy between the spending for the world cup, when you see hospitals where people have to wait a long time to see a doctor. they are not making brazilians happy and being the for example
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a little that your guest was talking about. >> and final moments, are there areas of concerns for the world cup in the week ahead. >> certainly you might want to look out for manipulated matches. the head of security in f.i.f.a. pointed out the fact that the final game in the group stage involves teams that are eliminated from tournaments. >> match fixing. >> yes, it's a scourge of the game. the teams that are eliminated - they are not playing for anything. there'll be massive betting on the games. they'll be susceptible to an preach. >> is there anything to fux the corrupt system. >> f.i.f.a. - that's a tough solution there. f.i.f.a. needs a fatal restructuring, a change in the culture, a change in leadership.
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andreas seppi -- sepp blatter has been there for a long time. it needs to change. we'll see. the world cup starts thirst. blet, a senior writer at e.s.p.n. and our correspondent from brazil. let's look at other event - monday - 11th annual islamic world forum held in doha. started after 9/11 it bring together people from the muslim world and the united states. tuesday - controversy surrounding the prisoner explain of army sergeant bowe bergdahl. saturday - the g7 group of nations holds its 57th summit in bolivia next, nuclear arsenal - environmental dangers that linger. severe weather across the south. we show you where strong storms are headed tonight.
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welcome back. not every anniversary is worth celebrating. 25 years ago this weekend the u.s. government raided itself. paul beban tells us what happened at colorado at the rockie flats nuke here weapons plant. >> reporter: this is wroky flats -- rocky flats today, more than 6,000 wide open empty space north-west of denver. from 1952 to 1989 rocky flats was a department of energy factory, the top secret core of america's nuclear weapons programme, cranking out thousands of flute ownium triggers for the country's cold
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war arsenal. jack weaver worked at rocky flats for 41 years. on-june 6, 1989, ha was a plutonium manager. >> i had a call were my boss saying "the fbi is on site, anything they want, give it to them." my suspicions were that i was going to get interviewed, go to court, gaol. >> reporter: the raid - the only time one agency raided another uncovered environmental crimes, involving mishandling of radioactive waste. rockwell, the company running rocky flats paid an 18 million fine. a 10-year, $7 million clean-up would follow. from high above rocky flats, it's clear everything would be demolished and carted away. the dangerling -- danger
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lingered unseen. barely a mile away new houses are springing up and families moving in. >> it breaks my heart. christen grew up here, and worked here in the 1980s. she wrote a book about the risk to workers, the surrounding area and the secrecy. >> one of the biggest problems was the fires, there was over a warning or evacuation. the two dangerous fires were in 1957 and 1959. during both of those fires we came close to a chernobyl like event here at rocky flats that would have devastated the metro area. iverson is appalled by the new housing developments. >> what do you want to tell the people in these homes. >> i think most of the people who buy and move into the homes
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don't know about rocky flat, the story, the history or what is out there. >> that man works for the environment department and cord nates restoration. >> the official position is rocky flats it no longer a toxic site. >> it is no longer. it was cleaned to national and safe standards. >> reporter: the history of rocky flats is on display at the center for arts and humanities, but any lingering controversy has not diminished jack's sense of rocky flat legacy. we managed to end the cold war because of what we did. and for that i feel very proud. >> reporter: after thousands of lawsuits the u.s. officially has begun to compensate sick workers. it paid out 400 million to 2400 people. just five months after that fbi
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raid, the berlin wall would fall and two years later the soviet union would follow. the bombs that it built remains in the u.s. arsenal and the place's story is far from over. wal-mart is speaking out about a deadly accident involving a truck. the crash left comedian tracy morgan and two others in critical condition. one passenger was killed. wal-mart says it will take fall responsible if the truck caused the crash. a preliminary investigation revealed the driver failed to notice slow of moving traffic. tracy morgan is in intensive care. his rep said he's responsive. >> in canada a manhunt is under way to find three men who escaped a detention center. it happened outside of quebec city. the three men you are about to see escaped with the help of a
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helicopter. it landed inside prison gates and picked them up. >> there's a massive, as i said with our partners in quebec and canada and the states, everybody is giving a hand to find them as quickly as possible. >> this is not the first time a prison break happened in quebec. in march 2nd prisoners climated a rope ladder. they were picked up a few hours later. next - rebecca stevenson tracks strong storms across america. we'll get an update on the weather.
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it's been an active weekend weather wise with strong storms. rebecca stevenson joins us. >> last night we were talking about storms like this. tonight it's a look at colorado. park county, you had a tornado reported and we have video to show you of thunder storms as
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they rolled through, bringing hail and wind into large areas of colorado. and even in aurora, centennial, deproefer reporting -- grover, reporting a tornado. if we look at the radar, the storm system, as they dropped hail and had strong wind reports, it's impressive when you look at the red dots indicating where the red dots were reported. we this south-east wyoming come in to the south of shoamp. it was a little more rural. looking at the radar there's thunder storms rolling through. there's storms of lightening. you have strong storms and a repeat in parts of texas as the same storm system that moved through colorado headed your way into the northern texas panhandle. around dallas we get heavier
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storms, rain, hail, lightning, here is where the concerns are with a warning popping up in parts of the southern state. yes, across alabama, and georgia. we'll watch for the stronger storms tonight. louisiana and arkansas is where the tornado warnings are now. so, our focus of severe weather shifts a little further over into tomorrow, oklahoma city and memphis, houston continues with the storms, and the heat is on. high temperatures for sacramento, 105. we'll continue with tripple digit heat was we get flow the course of the next day or two. we had an excessive warning and we had so much heat p 113 to 117 in new delhi. the royal guard in sweden - we had a guy drop out. >> take it easy when you deal with that type of heat. thank you. california chrome is going
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home a day before logz the belmont stakes. she had a chunk of flesh torn from a foot. we are told that the horse will be fine and heeled in 2-3 weeks. that'll do it for this hour. i'm thomas drayton. thank you for watching. >> i'm sitting on the couch and next thing you know i got like three 9 mm just pointed directly at my face, i'm going what is this about? what you comin' in with guns drawn for? they laid us on the ground, out of everybody they picked me. i was like ok, what's going on? they said do you know who this detective is? i 'm like no. he says this "guy is colombo." i said "colombo?" he said, "have you ever seen the tv series colombo?" i says, "growing up. you know growing up ne